Motivation is what drives you. What motivates one person may not work for others because every person is unique. When you have it, anything seems achievable. The books and movies are two of the most motivational mediums around. Below is a list of the best motivational books to help you take charge of your life.
- Think and Grow Rich
Author Napoleon Hill interviewed “40 millionaires” to discover the common thought processes and behaviors that had led to their success. His study of these “best practices” was revolutionary when it was largely assumed that great wealth resulted from greed and luck.
- Awaken the Giant Within
Author Anthony Robbins treats training the mind and body as a technological challenge rather than a moral imperative. He manages to be both an inspirational role model and the most annoying guy on the planet.
- As a Man Thinketh
Motivational books are about taking immediate action. This 1902 classic by James Allen is a bit more thoughtful. It explains how your thoughts mold your personality which drives you to take action and determines the type of action you’ll take.
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Motivation helps you to clear your mind of the clutter that weighs it down. Richard Carlson helps you differentiate between what’s important and deserving of your attention.
- The Power of Positive Thinking
When it was published, both psychologists and theologians criticized this book as heretical and accused author Norman Vincent Peale of being a crank. Today, science has verified the book’s basic concept–that being optimistic makes you healthier and happier and more likely to succeed.
- You Are a Badass: Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
This must-read inspirational book is a guide to creating a life that you love.
It has 27 short chapters packed with captivating stories, humor, sound advice, and simple exercises to help people identify and get rid of their self-sabotaging thoughts and habits that prohibit them from achieving success. Jen Sincero offers an edgy style that can be motivating to a lot of people. The book offers advice in a fun and matter-of-fact way that is meant to entertain the reader while inspiring them. A quick shot of motivation can be very useful to people who are looking for an enlightening read.
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Psychologist Angela Duckworth shows her readers that the secret to success is “grit.” She addresses every kind of person from parents to students to business people to highlight the importance of passion and persistence. Duckworth refers to her experiences that made her come to this conclusion. It is a compilation of real-life stories from high achievers. Readers have found this book to be personal and insightful because it addresses what goes through one’s head during a failure, and how those thoughts can make a big difference. It is a great book to read for one’s success, especially if you can accept the idea that success is all about hard work.
These are some incredibly motivating books, any one of which could change your life.